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Falling Is Not Failing

Tim McDonald | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim McDonald

I'm learning that the only failure we experience is something we don't learn from. Life is a journey, not a destination. Falling is part of the adventure. Failing to me is giving up.

Transferring From Community College to Top University Can Be Done: Advice From an Adult Learner

Robert Shields | Posted 09.29.2014 | College
Robert Shields

Contentedness is simpler -- more comfortable, and often appears in the guise of safety. However it will almost always hinder progress, making it impossible to move forward.

How Your Comfort Zone Is Sabotaging Your Success

Kevin Kleitches | Posted 09.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin Kleitches

The only thing your comfort zone is really guarding you from is success. Push past the fear. Recognize that achieving your dreams is worth the price of being temporarily uncomfortable.

The Importance of Being Kind

Lindley Pless | Posted 09.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Lindley Pless

These little moments caused me to pause and reflect. And maybe you too need time to take a breath. Do we all have our right foot pressed so firmly to the gas pedal that we are speeding along neglecting to see the little ways in which we are avoiding kindness and compassion?

Emotional Currency, the Underlying Exchange

Jenny Florence | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny Florence

Our capacity to learn an emotional language and our ability to relate primarily to ourselves, as well as to others, will dictate whether or not we can learn to process, understand and indeed move on from any of our past emotionally laden experiences.

How to Challenge Your Team & Take It to the Next Level!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

This process works because it is highly focused, includes disciplined feedback and follow-up, doesn't waste time and causes participants to focus on self-improvement.

Yoga and Psyche: The Birth of a Field

Mariana Caplan, Ph.D. | Posted 09.22.2014 | San Francisco
Mariana Caplan, Ph.D.

It is exciting to live in a globalized society, even as it is demanding. We have at our fingertips access to much of the knowledge that has ever been available on these subjects, both in distant past and immediate present. Yoga and psychology are tremendous complements to each other.

My Abusive Relationship: My Metamorphosis

Lani Buess | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Lani Buess

I questioned why I continued to stay. Was it habit? Some sadistic sense of comfort? Did I think we'd change back into the people we once were? I'm not a weak person. I grew up in such a loving home. My parents have a beautiful marriage. What's wrong with me?

How Boredom Can Lead To Failure

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 09.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline L. Arnold

New research is demonstrating that our ability to succeed at a task may well depend on how exciting and valuable we expect that task to be.

5 Steps to Tame Our 'Lizard-Brained' Resistance to Entrepreneurial Success

KC Harry | Posted 09.16.2014 | Small Business
KC Harry

If we take time to reflect, we can notice various times during our day when we feel some type of disempowering feeling, negative thoughts or reactive emotion. All of these instances arise from our lizard brain's defense system.

3 Ways To Kick Butt... Your Own!

David Kanegis | Posted 09.15.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

oday was the first step. Becoming more introspective, active and taking charge of your life is a slow but incredibly rewarding process.

4 Things Rockstar Steven Tyler Taught Me

Sarah Zapp | Posted 09.12.2014 | Celebrity
Sarah Zapp

Do I know Steven Tyler? Absolutely not. Does he know me? Absolutely not. But I do know "I Don't Want to Miss A Thing", and neither should you.

The Power of Self-Awareness

Christa Dowling | Posted 09.12.2014 | Women
Christa Dowling

Women are not anti-men for we need both genders to balance our world in a more productive and responsible way .We are also not the weaker sex... or let's say gender... we just have a more balanced way of thought

Why Is 'Care Getting' a Foreign Language to So Many?

Laura Wellington | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Wellington

Everyone serves to benefit from Care Getting. To accept a life without it is as good as inviting one's own soul to starve. We have all seen those people possessing little impetus or inclination to smile. I suspect many of them aren't getting, accepting, or expecting the care they deserve.

It's Not About You

Kevin Kleitches | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business
Kevin Kleitches

Too many businesses, even artists, view people as a means to an end -- a vehicle that can help them reach fame or fortune. Their selfishness is easily detected.

10 Habits for a Happier Life

Hannah Sentenac | Posted 09.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Hannah Sentenac

Live your moments. The now is all that matters, and it's all you're guaranteed.

How a Selfie With America's Most Talked About Gay Man Opened My Eyes

Sarah Zapp | Posted 09.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah Zapp

It's 11:30 pm on a random Thursday night, and who do I see crossing the street in LA on their way into the club? Michael Sam, the first openly gay football player drafted and recently dropped from an NFL team.

How To Get Unstuck In An Unhappy Marriage In 10 Steps (Or: A Guide To Happiness)

Wendy Atterberry | Posted 09.03.2014 | Women
Wendy Atterberry

Can you pinpoint a time that you started feeling unhappy? What else was going on in your life? Can you think of a time that you WERE happy?

How My Night in a Vegas Club Can Make You Better at Your Job

Sarah Zapp | Posted 08.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Zapp

Good salespeople know how to make everyone around them feel good. So remember names, remember details and most importantly remember how you make someone feel.

Is Following Your Dreams Unrealistic?

Kevin Kleitches | Posted 09.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin Kleitches

Following your passion isn't unrealistic. This misconception exists because people misunderstand the phrase, taking it to mean having lofty, impractical expectations for oneself.

12 Lessons Life Will Teach You (Sometimes the Hard Way)

Alexandra Harra | Posted 08.25.2014 | Women
Alexandra Harra

These lessons aren't part of any class curriculum. They are taught between the lines -- picked up through pain and need and faulty action. They are unwavering truths of life we often forget but more often dismiss.

How to Kill the Backlog -- Forever!

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline L. Arnold

Your problem isn't finding time to clear your backlog, your problem is building behaviors to manage your pipeline. When you focus on a backlog, you're working the symptom instead of targeting the cause, looking backward instead of forward.

On Experiencing Fear

Carol Morgan | Posted 08.22.2014 | Women
Carol Morgan

Everyone has experienced fear. And fear comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. It can be disguised as jealousy, envy or fake self-confidence. When we...

16 Things I've Learned From 16 Years Of Dealing With Depression

Hannah Sentenac | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Hannah Sentenac

In the wake of the tragic news about Robin Williams, it's crucial for those who struggle with depression to cling to hope and life and the knowledge that things will get better. By sharing our journeys, we can shine on a light on an affliction that affects so many of our fellow humans.

Why Your Safe Zone Is Keeping You From Pursuing Your Ideas

Mike Liguori | Posted 08.15.2014 | Business
Mike Liguori

Why do we fear risk? What keeps us from living out the things we want most? The safe zone. It is why that new business idea you've been thinking a...